Sangati Jogwar

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  • Certain fruits and vegetables lose their texture or taste when kept in a refrigerator.
  • Here are 5 such fruits and vegetables.

Keeping food items in the refrigerator to retain their freshness for a longer time is a normal thing. Almost every household has a fridge where everything from cold drinks and ice creams to vegetables and fruits is stored on regular basis. However, there are certain fruits and vegetables that should never be kept in the refrigerator.


The texture of tomatoes is destroyed if they are kept in the fridge. That is why they should be purchased fresh and used or if you have to store them, keep tomatoes in a cool but dry place.


Onions have a typical smell that can affect the inner environment of the refrigerator. Also, you can use them for weeks together even without any refrigeration. For increasing their life keep them in a dark, dry, and cool place. Spring onions can be refrigerated.

Potatoes and Sweet potatoes

These should not be kept in the fridge or else potatoes will lose their stiffness which is so essential for giving that special crunch to chips and French fries. Also, avoid keeping them in light or they will start developing shoots.


While it is okay to refrigerate baby corn and the corn kernels to preserve them for a longer time, corn should never be kept in the fridge. When left intact with its leaves corn can stay fresh for days together and hence does not have any need for refrigeration. Moreover, if the corn is kept in the fridge the texture of its kernels gets affected and then you do not get the expected crunch and bite when roasted.

Watermelon/Musk melon

Both these fruits are full of water and can sustain for days together without refrigeration. Rather keeping these fruits in the fridge can affect their taste and quality.